Earl R.Dosstter, 81, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Lyman Dosstter and Elizabeth Halman Dosstter. He married Patsy Ruble on Aug. 27, 1966, in Hammond, Kan.
Earl served with the United States Army during World War II. He was employed by Litwin's as an accountant for several years prior to joining the accounting department of the Western Insurance, which later became American States and then Safeco.
Earl was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church. He was also very active with Masonic and Shrine organizations. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge, where he had served as Master, a 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Mirza Shrine of Pittsburg. He had served as president of the Shrine Bowl Committee and the Shrine Kick Off Club, as well as being a Shrine Hospital Dad.
He was also a member of the Violet Chapter Order of Eastern Star and had served as Past Patron. Following his retirement
Earl became involved in a variety of civic organizations. He was a very active member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary where served as treasurer and volunteered over 11,000 hours of service. He was also on the board of directors for the Bourbon County Red Cross and the Beacon.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy, of the home; his children, Joe Dosstter, Albuquerque, N. M., Vicky Ramsey and husband, Mike, Olathe, Kan., Raymond Dosstter, Wichita, Kan. and Marsha Urbano, Wichita, Kan., 12 grandchildren, Ashton, Kaitlyn, Derek, Amber, Candace, Tina, Aimee, Chris, Sonny, Teresa, Lonnie and Ricky; and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Mildred Daly, Fort Scott, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Linda Nutile. Pastor Vida Williams Huens will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to either the West Liberty United Methodist Church or the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.